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– Festivals in Vienna –

A selection of festivals throughout Austria and through out the year.

Vienna Festival

May – June

The Vienna Festival or Wiener Festwochen, opens with a free, open-air event at Vienna’s City Hall Square. This cultural event, which dates back to 1951, shows 6 weeks of contemporary stage art from dance to drama and opera, accompanied by a series of concerts.


Jazz Fest Vienna

June – July

The International Vienna Jazz Festival has been held each year during the summer in Austria’s Capital city since 1991. It offers a mixture of Soul, Funk, Pop, Electronic and Ethnic sounds all to be enjoyed in some of Vienna’s best venues.  It is now considered one of the world’s top jazz festivals.


Vienna Film Festival


The Viennale is an International Film Festival which has taken place in Vienna since 1960. The festival features collections of films from all around the world, many of which are screened in their original languages and subtitled in German.  Traditional cinema venues are Gartenbaukino, Urania, Metro-Kino, Filmmuseum and Stadtkino.


Christmas Markets in Vienna

November – December

A guide to the beautiful Christmas Markets held throughout Vienna in the lead up to Christmas.